Remembering & Honoring Lance Cpl. Merola

Marine Merola

On behalf of Lance Corporal Merola’s family, the City of Rancho Cucamonga and Los Osos High School, we invite the community to honor and remember Lance Corporal Dylan Merola. 

Join us on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Park’s Freedom Courtyard, 11200 Base Line Rd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701


Our #RCcommUNITY is saddened by the news that United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Dylan Ryan Merola of Rancho Cucamonga was one of 13 fallen service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while providing security at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

On behalf of the City Council, City Staff and the entire #RCcommunity, we send our sincerest condolences to Lance Cpl. Merola’s family and friends. Dylan, a 2019 graduate of Los Osos High School was known to his family and friends for being kind, caring and always with a smile.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga plans to honor and remember Lance Cpl. Merola at a future City Council meeting and plans to proudly display an Armed Forces banner in his name, embellished with the gold star, reserved for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our Nation.

The City of Rancho Cucamonga respectfully salutes the 13 fallen service members, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families during this difficult time.